Sunday, October 17, 2010
itching to stitch?
Now back to our Stitch-a-long project.......
I hope by now you've had time to choose your fabrics and cut it out following the directions in the last blog post.
We are going to make 2 very simple blocks. All seams are a scant 1/4".
use 12 of the dark 4-1/2" squares and 12 of the print 4-1/2" squares to make six 4-patch blocks.
When matching up the 2 units press seams to the darker fabric. This also allows the seam allowances to "nest" together for an accurate match.
That was too easy wasn't it? I told you it was going to be stress free.
Okay let's get on with the next block....
This is another easy one. This is a double 4-patch.
use the 2 light and 2 dark 2-1/2" strips.
Stitch a light and dark strip together lengthwise.
Repeat. You now have 2 strip pieced units. Press the seam allowance to the darker fabric.
Cut the strip units into 24 2-1/2" segments.....
Arrange the segments into 4-patch sets and stitch. Make twelve 4-patch units
I like to chain piece when making multiple 4-patches......
Combine these small 4-patch units with 12 of the print 4-1/2" squares to make 6 large 4-patch blocks.
Note the correct placement of the darker squares.......the block on the left is the correct setting.
I'll post more stitching in a day or so.
In the meantime, if you have the time check out these fun links....
The 2010 contest winners for extreme pumpkin carving
My friend Sue's Zentangle creations
Fun, inspiring, and fresh quilting by Laura Wasilowski love her stuff!
Very cool Halloween decor at Poppytalk
and last but not least, my friend Kathleen's blog.
Keep smiling, it keeps everyone guessing........